Here is the latest news about HIMELE's Hawaiian steel guitar festivals.
The performance schedule for the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘ i is:
|11:00 AM||Kapono Lopes|
|11:35 AM||Pono Fernandez|
|11:55 PM||Steve Cheney|
|12:30 PM||Isabella Bertelmann and Enosa Lyman|
|12:50 PM||Greg Sardinha and Po‘okela|
|1:25 PM||Reign Lyu and Makamae Lyu-Napoleon|
|1:40 PM||Bobby Ingano|
|2:15 PM||Joey Misailidis|
|2:30 PM||Alan Akaka|
Patti Maxine has withdrawn from the festival due to a medical issue. "She is still struggling after breaking her femur and is reluctantly cancelling her trip to Kona," says Alan Akaka, HIMELE Chairman of the Board.
Open Stage signups are ongoing, with many of the performance slots already reserved. If you plan to participate on the Open Stage, please submit your request right away! See the festival Contact Page to reserve your slot.
Shinichi Kakiuchi has been instrumental in publicizing the 2nd Annual Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival to his Japan colleagues and several have already signed up to perform at the festival. This event showcases steel guitarists from Japan who specialize in performing Hawaiian music.
Steel guitarists who have indicated participation include Kiyoshi "Lion" Kobayashi, Masami "Matt" Kobayashi, and Shuji and Noriko Tomita.
Steel guitarists from Japan who are interested in participating in the festival should contact Shinichi or send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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HIMELE is a Hawai‘i non-profit corporation that supports music enrichment and education for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments.
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